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The Great Flood Exhibition

Join us for a retrospective look marking the 30th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1993. The 1993 flood of the Missouri River and its tributaries was undoubtedly record-breaking. In its wake, the Great Flood left a landscape permanently changed. The disaster would go on record as the worst flood in United States history when […]


Murals of Neosho Guide and Descriptive Audio Tour

Neosho, MO Neosho, MO, United States

Neosho Arts Council is debuting their new Murals of Neosho Guide and Descriptive Audio Tour. Everyone can now visit the town’s murals in person or online while watching and listening to a descriptive audio tour of each piece. The audio descriptions will guide viewers through the work using descriptive language while weaving in historical and […]


Small Towns, Big Stories Exhibition

State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery 605 Elm Street, Columbia

Since 1949, professional photographers from around the country, including Missouri, have captured images of life in rural Missouri towns as part of the Missouri Photo Workshop, established at the Missouri School of Journalism. SHSMO is hosting an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the workshops. Visitors can study more than 100 images taken in 51 […]


Crossroads: Change in Rural America at Crane

Stone County Historical Society Event Center 117 S Main St, Crane

Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-4pm, or groups of 10 or more with a reservation at other times. About the Exhibit: Missouri Humanities, in conjunction with the Smithsonian, are proud to present Crossroads: Change in Rural America. In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas, By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. […]



State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery 605 Elm Street, Columbia

This video Installation by Valerie Wedel, an art professor at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, features enlarged, hand-painted copies of letters that are held in the archives of the State Historical Society of Missouri. The images have been artistically “aged” for effect, crumpled, torn, and scattered to represent controversies surrounding access to historical information. […]


Christmastime in Historic Hermann

Historic Hermann, MO 301 E Wharf St., Hermann, Mo. 65041, MO

Christmastime is magical in our German village, where holiday traditions date back centuries. Beginning with a traditional Lantern Parade just after Thanksgiving and ending with the annual ringing of the bell in the Clock Tower to usher in the New Year, Hermann has much to offer visitors of all ages.

Baking your way through the Holidays (Zoom)

Discover the baking traditions of Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas with Fr. Dominic, the “Bread Monk.” He will share the histories, cultures, and breads associated with these holidays. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 15 minutes before the start of the […]


Holiday Open House

George Washington Carver National Monument 5656 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri

The park staff and volunteers invite the public to celebrate the holidays with crafts, music, and refreshments. There will be readings of George Washington Carver's Christmas Letters, and selections of […]


Swedish Council St. Lucia Festival

Kirkwood Community Center 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO, United States

Swedish Council of St. Louis presents its annual Sankta Lucia Festival at the Kirkwood Community Center Theater. It's a traditional Swedish Christmas with dancing, singing, elves, St. Lucia, and more. […]

$5 – $12

Struggle for an Education

George Washington Carver National Monument 5656 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri

Learn more about this and other challenges George Washington Carver faced in his pursuit of a formal education.


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